head space

Guilty about letting people down

By | 2018-11-27T17:27:50+00:00 December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Authenticity, Clarity, Comfort zone stretch, Decision making, Feelings, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, Happiness, head space, Impact, Intention, Making the most of you, Personal Performance, Procrastination, Productivity, Self awareness, Self Value, self-expression|

Do you ever feel guilty about letting people down? This has come up a lot in my practice recently. Several people have been wrestling with how to stay on track with their goals without letting others down. Each person knew they should decline what was on offer because it simply didn't fit with their current needs [...]

Is FEAR holding you back?

By | 2018-10-29T16:04:32+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Categories: Change, Clarity, Decision making, Feelings, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, Happiness, head space, Intention, Making the most of you, Personal Performance, Self awareness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Do you ever feel stuck? Are you frustrated by your lack of progress? Do you sometimes feel like you’re holding yourself back through laziness, procrastination or lack of clarity? This is very human and something most of us experience time and time again in our lives.  We want to make a change or we even have [...]

How to Maximise Holiday Down Time

By | 2017-12-21T15:39:04+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Categories: Change, Christmas, Clarity, Creative, Feelings, Get out of your own way, Happiness, head space, Intention, Joy, Making the most of you, Mindfulness, Personal Performance, Productivity, Self awareness, Self Value, Time off|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The festive season is a great time to switch off, wind down, and enjoy the company of friends, family and self. Unlike other times in the year when we might take some much-needed time out, there's a cultural expectation to not be working. Usually (not always), this leads to fewer intrusions from the outside world in [...]

I want it. No I don’t.

By | 2017-12-04T16:49:48+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Change, Clarity, Decision making, Feelings, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, Happiness, head space, Impact, Intention, Making the most of you, Productivity, Self awareness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are there some goals in your life that seem possible in principal, but elude you in reality? Do you sometimes delay getting started or distract yourself with busy-ness instead of applying yourself? Do you ever sabotage yourself just as you're about to reach a goal? This "I want it. No I don't," inner conflict is very [...]

How to be happy

By | 2017-12-04T16:44:43+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Categories: Clarity, Decision making, Feelings, Get out of your own way, Happiness, head space, Intention, Joy, Making the most of you, Mindfulness, Self awareness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How to be happy? Start purring as soon as you open your eyes We recently adopted two rescue cats. (Non-cat people, bear with me.) Brodie was pretty cool and very aloof, but Logan was scared and spent the first two weeks cowering under the bed. In the last 8 months, they've both come out of their [...]

Work less and move more

By | 2017-12-04T16:57:05+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Categories: Decision making, Get out of your own way, head space, Impact, Influence, Intention, Making the most of you, Mindfulness, Productivity, Self awareness, Team success, Time management, Time off|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Do you find as the days get longer and lighter you develop a bit of a spring in your step? Do you yearn to 'bunk off' the office and head outside? Research suggests you should go for it. Yes! The research boffins say we should work less and move more... As well as longer daylight hours [...]

Work-life balance dos and don’ts

By | 2016-01-04T17:22:24+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Categories: Change, Clarity, Decision making, Feelings, Get out of your own way, head space, Making the most of you, New Year's resolutions, Perfection paralysis, Self awareness, Self Value, Team success, Time management, Time off, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Striking a "healthy" balance between work and life can mean different things to different people. Some people thrive on being super-busy and love to respond to the increased pressure of a deadline. Research suggests that this can be healthy. However, when pressure is relentless, it can quickly become unhealthy. When thinking about your work-life balance, what [...]

Stay on track when distracted

By | 2015-09-01T15:49:35+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Categories: Change, Clarity, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, head space, Intention, Making the most of you, Self awareness, Time off, Uncategorised, Vulnerability|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A client of mine recently had some news about her health. It's an ongoing situation, which can probably be managed, but might turn out to be serious. She's got quite a bit to process and has to invest time and energy in various activities in support of her short- and long-term health. In this situation, it [...]

What makes you cry with joy?

By | 2015-08-01T06:47:34+00:00 August 1st, 2015|Categories: Authenticity, Clarity, Feelings, head space, Joy, Making the most of you, Self Value, Time off, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

I went to see a show last week. It was good. Really good. It was written by one of my favourite composers and the cast was outstanding. The best I've ever seen. The songs are beautiful and very moving, but coupled with these singers—who performed with incredible skill and ease—the show was lifted to a whole [...]

New Beginning

By | 2015-05-05T16:14:27+00:00 May 5th, 2015|Categories: Change, Clarity, Feelings, head space, Intention, Making the most of you, Self awareness, Self Value, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I’m going off piste this month! Poetry is usually one of my least favourite things. However, when we’re trying to describe emotions, or ‘a stirring of the soul’, sometimes poetry does a better job than standard prose. As coaching is all about new beginnings, I thought this sums things up nicely: For a New Beginning In [...]